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Chapter 35 - (VERSO)

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worry. Worrying helps you some—it seems as if you were doing something while you’re worrying. It would be dreadful if I failed to get my license after going to Quens Queen’s all winter and spending so much money.”

I don’t care,” said Josie Pye. “If I don’t pass this year I’m coming back next. My father can afford to send me. Anne, Frank Stockley says that Professor Tremaine said Gilbert Blythe was sure to get the medal and that Emily Clay would likely win the Avery scholarship.”

“That may make me feel badly tomorrow, Josie,” laughed Anne, “but just now I honestly feel that as long as I know the violets are coming out (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)all purple(end superscript) down in the hollow below Green Gables and that little ferns are poking up their heads in Lovers’ Lane, it’s not a great deal of difference


yellowed page with a list of subjects (English literature, etc.) in a scrolled hand, Montgomery's small annotations are written in brown ink

“to get my license”: As with her entrance examination schedule, Montgomery pasted into her scrapbook her license examination schedule, scribbling in the margin as she finished each day these comments: "One day over"; "One step nearer freedom"; "Almost there"; "At last"; and at the bottom: she writes "'Hail, Freedom hail! Sweet Liberty.' All finished. 20 minutes to twelve. Friday morning." The quotation ("Hail, Freedom") may be an irreverent adaptation of lines from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, III.i., beginning with "Hail, Caesar!," line 3 and ending with line 78: "Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead" after Caesar is assassinated (Detail from Blue Scrapbook, p. 12; Imagining Anne, p. 26).
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